Dr. Gero Meinen

Dr. Gero Meinen studied law from 1982 to 1987 and started his law career in 1992 as a judge in Berlin where he served as both a criminal court and guardianship court judge. After receiving a doctorate in law in 1994, Meinen became a supervisor for Tegel prison under Berlin’s Senate Administration of Justice in 1995 and then the head of department for treatment and security measures at Tegel prison in 1998. From 2000 to 2003, he again worked as a criminal court judge at Berlin County Court. In 2004 he was appointed judge at the Berlin Court of Appeal. Gero Meinen was appointed to the position of Director General of the Department of Prison Service, Social Services of the Courts and Petition for Clemency of the Senate Administration of Justice, in an acting capacity in 2005 and in a substantive capacity in 2008. In June 2016 he was appointed Director General of the Department for Civil Law and Administration Law. This blog post reflects his own opinion and is not an official statement.